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Nick Hannes

He was born in Antwerp, Belgium, 1974. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent (B) in 1997. After working as a freelance photojournalist for ten years, he decided to fully concentrate on selfinitiated , long term documentary projects. He published 3 books: ‘Red Journey’ (2009, a documentary about transition in the former Soviet Union), ‘Tradities’ (2011, on traditions and party culture in Flanders), and ‘Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man’ (2014, a portrait the Mediterranean region). Since 2008 Hannes teaches documentary photography at The School of Arts in Ghent. He exhibited at FotoMuseum (Antwerp), Thessaloniki Biennale for Contemporary Art, Bozar Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels), Flanders Center (Osaka), Breda Photo (Breda), Cosmos Gallery (Paris) amongst others.

Education

1993-1997: Photography at the Royal Academy for Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent, Belgium

Exhibitions

•2015
Facing Japan, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent (BE)
Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale for Contemporary Art, (GR)
•2014
Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man, Museum of Photography FoMu, Antwerp (BE)
Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man, Cosmos Gallery, Paris (FR)
Red Journey, Biennale Internationale de l’Image, Nancy (FR)
Generation ’74, M. Zilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas (LT)
•2013
Tradities, Kaunas Photo Festival (LT)
Bouteilles à la mer’, Centre Wallon d’Art Contemporain La Chataigneraie, Flémalle (B)
•2012
The past is a foreign country, BelVue Museum, Brussels (BE)
•2011
Finisterre – State of the art of young photography in Belgium, Museum of Photography FoMu, Antwerp (BE)
Beyond the document, Bozar Center for Fine Arts, Brussels (BE)
In the Margin – Belgian documentary photography, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent (BE)
Red Journey, Flanders Center, Osaka (JP)
Red Journey, Biennale de la Photographie en Condroz, Marchin (BE)
Red Journey, Gallery Wouter Van Leeuwen, Amsterdam (NL)
Tradities, Huis van Alijn, Ghent (BE)
•2010
Red Journey, BredaPhoto International Photofestival (NL)
Facing Brussels, BelVue Museum, Brussels (BE)
Red Journey, Museum of Photography FoMu, Antwerp (BE)

Grants and Awards

•2014
Finalist Leica Oskar Barnack Awards
Finalist Head On
•2013
Nikon Press Photo Award (B)
Finalist Lens Culture Exposure Award 2013
Photographic Museum of Humanity 2013 Grant Second Prize
•2009
Nikon Press Photo Award (B)

Bibliography

•2014
Mediterranean. The Continuity of Man, Hannibal Publishers Veurne
•2011
Tradities, Davidsfonds Leuven/Volkskunde Vlaanderen Gent
Red Journey, Lannoo Publishers Tielt, 2009 (1st ed.), 2011 (2nd ed.)

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